kate gibson

kate gibson

BandFolkAcoustic

Take an acoustic guitar, add a beautiful soulful voice with lyrics that are socially and spiritually aware...then add some of the best musicians in the country and you have The K.G.B. (Kate Gibson Band.) A smooth Adult contemporary sound, mainstram radio friendly songs..yet cool for a Jazz club...

Biography

I am now officially a chosen 'ROCKERMOM' see www.rockermomsacd.com and playlisted on www.mvyradio.com and ABC... These little marks of recognition mean a lot to a dedicated songwriter! I was lucky to be a 3rd generation musician...I started out singing weekends at school. I left Uni after a year to persue music full time. I knew I wanted to be a SONGWRITER at 18, I'd been recording my own songs since I was 15. I have my own studio, therefore creative control, which took me years to achieve. I LOVE having this!
I have diverse tastes in music as a songwriter,and
'The Messenger's Apprentice' album which we launched with a live simulcast on Noosa Community Radio, Easter 2007, is the fourth album I have written & produced. It is a soundtrack for a rock opera I have written, encompassing many styles, though we'd sit pretty comfortably in a Jazz club. I am working towards seeing it as a feature movie production.
The story is a sci-fi, comedy, tragedy adventure of how the world was saved when teetering on the brink of destruction, by a humble songwriter who became the messenger for the 'Others' of neighbouring galaxies. 'Kady' (my alter ego) wins over the hearts and minds of the world with songs like 'Dream Genie','The whole world is drowning' and 'The Road'.I knew 'The Road' was cool the minute I wrote it, sometimes you just have a feeling... Wonderful musicians who I am proud to call my friends, tapped in, and we made a little bit of magic.
I hope that in a couple of years, High Schools might have this as a performance option alongside
'Rocky Horror', 'Grease' and 'The Importance of being Earnest'.The message is for us all to value 'The Invisible'...love ,truth, trust, generosity etc...not just money.
I have had some steady radio here in oz, enuf to demonstrate that this sound has some appeal.
I recovered from a severe voice injury in 2000, due to 'bad doctoring' (its a long story with a happy endind..in that I unexpectedly got my voice back..after 5 months of whispering and a diagnosis of permanent voice loss)
This extraordinary experience woke me up a little and brought out the writer in me...strange that as I endured this unimaginable loss of voice, my song 'mermaids' (which examined a parallel of relationship to The Little Mermaid Fairy Tale, where the Little Mermaid sacrificed her voice for the love of a Prince who rejected her...) played for years on rotation, without me being able to even launch the album...a tad bizarre eh?
I now have 4 finished well produced albums that are essentially unheard to a greater audience.
My gorgeous offspring (I have 3) are almost independent, so soon I can devote more time to my music. Touring is now a possibility it never was..
It's a sophisocated sound, ..with a slight jazz influence tho years of gigging has streamlined it into very easy-listening with hooks to burn. Very memorable tunes in a unique style with a warm delivery...Bands I admire? Sting, Sara Mclachlan, Seal...

Lyrics

The Road

Written By: Kate Gibson

The Road
Words & Music by Kate Gibson

Verse 1
Somewhere I will find you
Elsewhere I’ll be spinning out of time
No-one can harm you
You gotta get a message
Not like you to run and hide
Trying to make it clearer to you now
Stand by you’re stepping on the line

Chorus
It’s a road, it has many signs
You can run, or you can sit out on the line
You can go, to see a vision in your mind
It’s a road soon it is your time…soon it is your time…

Verse 2
Mondays, had enough of them
Tuesday, never ever again
Sunday, swimming… in my mind
All gone, it was so unkind
No day, will I be home on time
I’m going to a place I couldn’t find

Chorus
Bridge
Soon it is your time… soon it is your time… soon it is your time…soon it is your time

Guitar SOLO 8 Bars

Verse 3
Somewhere I will find you, elsewhere I’ll be running out of time
No-one can hide you
You gotta get a message, can’t hold back the tide
Reaching to be nearer to you now
Holding the river with a plough

Chorus
On a road, there are many signs
You can run or you can sit out on the line …
Chorus

Chorus x 2
Soon it is your time…soon it is your time… soon it is your time…soon it is your time

The Whole World is Drowning

Written By: Kate Gibson

The Whole World is Drowning
Words & Music by Kate Gibson 2005

Verse 1
The whole world is drowning
We’ve got to head to higher ground
A messenger is saying
A map to land has been found
If we can follow directions
A nurture tiny seeds
That will rise up to find the light
It’s the future, we believe

CHORUS
The whole world is drowning The whole world is drowning
The whole world is drowning The whole world is drowning
…drowning, drowning, drowning, drowning

Verse 2
The whole world is drowning
And it doesn’t make a sound
A messenger is saying
A doctor has been found
If we can walk through the doorway
With something good to say
It’s for good you fight
It the feeling’s so right

CHORUS
The whole world is drowning The whole world is drowning
The whole world is drowning The whole world is drowning
…drowning, drowning, drowning, drowning

Bridge
Doesn’t matter how we got here, don’t give in to your fear
Just remember you were lied to, the rest is up to you
Just remember that you’ll die here, rather stand than be on your knees
No beggin’ someone please, ‘cos you didn’t know the score..

And the whole world is drowning…

Dream Genie

Written By: Kate Gibson

Dream Genie
Words & Music by Kate Gibson

I was dreaming you had faltered from the path and lost your way
No-one thought to offer caution
But I am with you anyway, my spirit comes to guide you
Once again you are assured
And I just want to hold you, is it all just a dream?


When we said forever baby, what a genie we let out of the bottle
And there’s no treasure but our love
What a genie we let out of the bottle, what a chance to see how much
Is nothing to our love
And I just want to hold you, is it all just a dream?

Now I’m under the full moon baby, and the wolf is at my door
He seeks to consume with his affliction
But you are standing there, I think you’re wearing armour
He falls and shudders by your sword
And I just want to hold you, let it all be a dream

When we said forever baby, what a genie we let out of the bottle
And there’s no treasure but our love
What a genie we let out of the bottle, what a chance to see how much
Is nothing to our love
And I just want to hold you, is it all just a dream?
Dream Genie…

Discography

Winning 'Best Female Vocal' twice from the Qld Recording Assoc 'Sunnie Awards' for consecutive albums led to some extended airplay of songs ''Fire or Ice" and 'My Girlfriends Letter' (From the 'My Real Job' album and 'Mermaids' & 'The Lantern' from the album 'Kosmickate & The KGB'. I then took some time to write an album about the history of Percy Island (sailors of east coast Oz will know) www.percyisland.com I liked the idea of an all age adventure album, teaching history with music. Working towards getting this and the game associated with it 'HERMIT' into Australian schools, just to make the day a little easier...Current streaming tracks are 'The Road' on mvradio.com (local cafe artists) and 'Dream Genie', soon to be promoted for the first Rockermom compilation CD, both songs are previews from my imminent release 'The Messenger's Apprentice' Album

Set List

Original songs from 3 albums and the forthcoming album 'The Messenger's Apprentice' which is the soundtrack for a ROCK OPERA. (A sci-fi comedy,tragedy adventure about how the world was saved by a humble songwriter...
Some standard covers can be heard, with a twist...
I like Michelle Branch, kelly Clarkson, Sting, Bonnie raitt, Paul kelly, Tracy Chapman. I've been compared to Maryanne Faithfulor a female version of Sting..high compliments in my book..